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Artists - Dance

Jokeh

Jokeh is a Gambian Dance Artist internationally recognised for her knowledge and inspirational teaching techniques of traditional West African Manding Dance. She is the manager of one of the leading drum and dance ballet troops in Gambia, African Dance.  This collective was established in 1989 and includes artists from Guinea, The Gambia and Senegal , […]

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Kanchan Maradan

Performer, teacher and choreographer Kanchan Maradan has been dancing since childhood. She completed an MA in Kathak, one of the classical dances of India, under the guidance of Prerana Shrimali, doyen of Jaipur Gharana. She is also a trained Indian vocalist. A registered artist with ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) since 2004, she has […]

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Samara

Described by the Raqs Britannia website as one of the UK’s best-kept secrets, Samara, who is of North African descent, is a professional Arabic dancer specialising in the Egyptian Saaidi and Baladi styles. She trained with folkloric masters Farida Fahmy, Mohamed Khazafy and Amel Tafsoot and she has become well-known for her fun and uplifting […]

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San’at Mahmudova

San’at was born in Uzbekistan, and performed since she was 2 years old.  Her attraction and passion for dance flourished ever since.  After years spent studying dance in Uzbekistan, she specialised in the dance of Uzbek and international folklore. She was introduced into a professional career as a dancer with the Shodlik Ensemble through an […]

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Sens Sagna

Sens Sagna is an experienced and inspirational dancer, singer and teacher from the Cassamance region of Senegal, West Africa.  Cassamance has a strong history in maintaining culture through rhythm, song and dance.  Sens comes from the Jolla tribe and performs and teaches both choreographed and freestyle dance, to rhythms from Jolla, Mandinka and Olof cultures. […]

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